Recent Discussions

ANN: New Books in German History & German Studies (September 2015)

New Books in German History and German Studies (September 2015)

Editor's note: At the beginning of the month, as a service to our members, H-German publishes a list of newly released books on German History and German Studies that members have submitted to H-German.  If you would like to announce the publication of your new book, please submit the following information to Laura Hilton (lhilton(at)muskingum.edu): the author's name, the title of the book, the press, the month it appeared in print, and a link to the publisher/book's site (optional).

CFP: Innerlichkeit and Modernity: the German-Jewish Perspective, Workshop in Berlin (January 2016)

CFP: Innerlichkeit and Modernity: the German-Jewish Perspective

International Workshop to be held at the Zentrum Jüdische Studien Berlin-Brandenburg, January 28-29, 2016.

Organized by Dr. Uri Ganani, Dr. Ofri Ilany and Dani Issler

QUERY: Searching for Complete Document or at least Missing Text from JCS 1067

I was hoping that someone on this listserv might be able to assist me in finding an uncensored War Department document from WWII: "Directive to Commander-in-Chief of US Forces of Occupation Regarding the Military Government of Germany: April 1945 (JCS 1067)."  I am particularly interested in filling in the gap in this document which occurs in Part 1, Section 8, after/or is Part B on Suspected War Criminals and Security Arrests.  There is a note attached to any available copies I have found of this document which says that what has been removed was a detailed list of Nazi war criminals and o

CFP: "Signs, Symptoms, Stigmata: Early Modern Techniques of Inscribing the Body and their Contemporary Relevance," ACLA (March 2016)

CFP (ACLA): "Signs, Symptoms, Stigmata: Early Modern Techniques of Inscribing the Body and their Contemporary Relevance"
 
Organizer: Peter Erickson, Oakland University

TOC: New special issue of German History ‘Germans and Brazilians’ (September 2015)

New special issue of German History ‘Germans and Brazilians’
Guest editor: H. Glenn Penny
Volume 33 Issue 3, September 2015
http://www.oxfordjournals.org/page/6573/1

Articles:

Historiographies in Dialogue: Beyond the Categories of Germans and Brazilians
by H. Glenn Penny

The Ambivalence of Slavery, The Certainty of Germanness: Representations of Slave-Holding and Its Impact Among German Settlers in Brazil, 1820–1889
by Eugene S. Cassidy

ANN: H-Net Job Guide Summer Digest For H-German: 17 August - 24 August

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 17 August 2015 to 24 August 2015. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-German. See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.

EUROPEAN HISTORY / STUDIES

California State University - Fullerton - Modern Europe

ANN: Call for Conference Reports

The editors of H-German are pleased to announce the return of conference reports, a popular feature on the H-Net networks. The reports, written and submitted by H-German users, summarize proceedings and share important contributions from paper panels, round table discussions, or conference seminars. Check out a recent example of a conference report here.

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Recent Reviews

Author: 
Lyn Marven, Stuart Taberner, eds.
Reviewer: 
Susanne Rinner

Rinner on Marven and Taberner, 'Emerging German-Language Novelists of the Twenty-First Century'


Lyn Marven, Stuart Taberner, eds. Emerging German-Language Novelists of the Twenty-First Century. Rochester: Camden House, 2011. 288 pp. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57113-421-9.

Reviewed by Susanne Rinner (University of North Carolina at Greensboro)
Published on H-German (September, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Peter Longerich
Reviewer: 
Ky Woltering

Woltering on Longerich, 'Heinrich Himmler: A Life'


Peter Longerich. Heinrich Himmler: A Life. Trans. Jeremy Noakes and Leslie Sharpe. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2012. xviii + 1,031 pp. $34.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-959232-6.

Reviewed by Ky Woltering (The Graduate Center, CUNY)
Published on H-German (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Himmler and the Personalization of Power

Author: 
M. S. Lane, Martin Ruehl, eds.
Reviewer: 
Max Kramer

Kramer on Lane and Ruehl, 'A Poet's Reich: Politics and Culture in the George Circle'


M. S. Lane, Martin Ruehl, eds. A Poet's Reich: Politics and Culture in the George Circle. Rochester: Camden House, 2011. x + 349 pp. Illustrations. $75.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-57113-462-2.

Reviewed by Max Kramer (CUNY-Baruch College)
Published on H-German (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Author: 
Heinz Duchhardt
Reviewer: 
Brian Vick

Vick on Duchhardt, 'Der Wiener Kongress: Die Neugestaltung Europas 1814/15'


Heinz Duchhardt. Der Wiener Kongress: Die Neugestaltung Europas 1814/15. München: C.H. Beck Verlag, 2013. 128 pp. EUR 8.95 (paper), ISBN 978-3-406-65381-0.

Reviewed by Brian Vick (Emory University)
Published on H-German (August, 2015)
Commissioned by Nathan N. Orgill

A Guide to the Congress of Vienna

Author: 
Andrés Mario Zervigón
Reviewer: 
Kristopher Imbrigotta

Imbrigotta on Zervigón, 'John Heartfield and the Agitated Image: Photography, Persuasion, and the Rise of Avant-garde Photomontage'


Andrés Mario Zervigón. John Heartfield and the Agitated Image: Photography, Persuasion, and the Rise of Avant-garde Photomontage. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2012. Illustrations. 336 pp. $65.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-226-98177-2.

Reviewed by Kristopher Imbrigotta (University of Puget Sound)
Published on H-German (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Prosecutor with Scissors: John Heartfield and the Photomontage

Author: 
Börries Kuzmany
Reviewer: 
Elizabeth Morrow Clark

Clark on Kuzmany, 'Brody: Eine galizische Grenzstadt im langen 19. Jahrhundert'


Börries Kuzmany. Brody: Eine galizische Grenzstadt im langen 19. Jahrhundert. Vienna: Böhlau Verlag Wien, 2011. 406 pp. EUR 35.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-3-205-78763-1.

Reviewed by Elizabeth Morrow Clark (West Texas A&M University)
Published on H-German (July, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Brody is Always Brody: A Galician Border City in the Long Nineteenth Century

Author: 
Glenn Dynner
Reviewer: 
Karen Auerbach

Auerbach on Dynner, 'Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland'


Glenn Dynner. Yankel's Tavern: Jews, Liquor, and Life in the Kingdom of Poland. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014. 249 pp. $74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-19-998851-8.

Reviewed by Karen Auerbach (University of North Carolina Chapel Hill)
Published on H-German (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

Coexistence and Symbiosis: The Jewish Tavernkeeper in Nineteenth-Century Poland

Author: 
David R. Dorondo
Reviewer: 
Kelly McFall

McFall on Dorondo, 'Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870-1945'


David R. Dorondo. Riders of the Apocalypse: German Cavalry and Modern Warfare, 1870-1945. Annapolis: Naval Institute Press, 2012. 352 pp. $36.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-61251-086-6.

Reviewed by Kelly McFall
Published on H-German (June, 2015)
Commissioned by Shannon Nagy

Delaying the Inevitable: The Decline of the Cavalry in Germany

Author: 
Ralph Jessen, Lydia Nembach-Langer, eds.
Reviewer: 
Robert P. Stephens

Stephens on Jessen and Nembach-Langer, 'Transformations of Retailing in Europe after 1945'


Ralph Jessen, Lydia Nembach-Langer, eds. Transformations of Retailing in Europe after 1945. Farnham, Surrey: Ashgate Pub., 2012. xvi + 234 pp. GBP 74.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4094-2444-4; ISBN 978-1-4094-2445-1.

Reviewed by Robert P. Stephens (Virginia Tech)
Published on H-German (April, 2015)
Commissioned by Chad Ross

A Close Examination of Postwar Retailing

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